A 5 Day Virtual Event To Help You
Untangle From Toxic Religion
WITHOUT Giving Up On Your Faith
The Deconstructing Faith Summit is a safe and inclusive space where you can ask messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community.
If Jesus Is Love, Why Do Christians Hurt So Many People?
For centuries, many of Jesus' teachings about love, compassion, and humility have been wrapped in a toxic sludge of legalism, abuse, and exclusion. The core teachings are twisted and altered to allow the powerful to oppress others and accumulate more power. Instead of the church being a sacred house of God, she has become a temple of toxic religion that worships power above all else.
You're probably here because you've seen the hypocrisy and felt the sting of #churchhurt.
Maybe you're thinking about walking away, because the power-hungry church that says misogyny, racism, homophobia, and abuse are God's will, is NOT something you want to be a part of.
But what about the parts of Christianity that you do love?
Things like a deep connection to God, being part of a loving community, and the call to fight for others still feel resonant. If only there was a way to walk away from toxic religion while still staying connected to the Creator you KNOW loves all of us?
What if instead of giving up your faith, you could...
Surround yourself with other people who are challenging old beliefs.
Recover from #churchhurt and toxic church culture.
Find out who God really is, was, and always will be.
Get honest answers about the Bible and the church.
Learn from people who have been where you are now.
Feel welcome and safe just as you are.
The Deconstructing Faith Summit is a safe space to get honest answers about God, develop vibrant spiritual practices, and become a better ally...
without giving up on your faith!
20 faith deconstruction experts over 4 days will share their stories, wisdom, and real-world strategies you can use to untangle yourself from toxic religion.
Longing to ask messy questions about faith, without being judged.
Hungry for the unfiltered truth about God, the church, and Christianity.
Struggling to reconcile who you think God is and how the church acts.
Or perhaps you're just plain fed up with the racism, misogyny, homophobia, cries of "censorship", and constant defensiveness from the 'All Lives Matter' crew?
Whatever brought you to this point, I'm glad you're here because it’s time to break free from toxic religion once and for all.
Meet Your Host
Hey there friend! I'm Angela J Herrington, MA, LSCC and I'm a Faith Deconstruction coach who provides soul care for people who are untangling from toxic religion.
As a certified life coach and seminary-trained online pastor, I have a lot of experience helping people connect with God. But this is also a very personal journey for me.
For the last decade, I've been on my own journey to break free from learned smallness and step into wild sacred holy womanhood. Long story short, after finding faith in my early 30's I began to realize that what I was hearing from the church about women didn't always line up with what God was telling me. I loved God but realized the church was teaching some really toxic stuff.
So this Enneagram 8, first born, Gen Xer started deconstructing. I questioned and challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, gender, and myself.
It was messy and took a lot of work to sort it out. Therapy. Coaching. Bodywork. Spiritual healing. Conferences and retreats. And even a couple of college degrees.
You name it...I tried it.
But the thing that made the biggest difference was the presence and support of wise people who helped me up when I didn't know where else to turn.
That's why I created The Deconstructing Faith Summit and gathered all of these wise speakers-
We are all here to help you down this twisty path of self-discovery so you can break free from toxic religion, once and for all!
The Deconstructing Faith Summit will run from September 12-17 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.
To make the summit accessible to as many people as possible it will be 100% virtual. You can tune in from anywhere with internet access.
CONNECT WITH A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
You’ll also have access to our private Facebook group, The Faith Deconstruction Cafe, where we’ll be partying it up before the summit starts and working together to process the Deconstructing Faith Summit once it kicks off.
Presentations will be 30 minutes and each speaker will give you one action step to help you untangle your faith from toxic religion. Each presentation will be available for 24-hours to encourage you to take action along with hundreds of other people who are challenging toxic religious beliefs.
As an attendee, you’ll have the chance to win prizes based on how you engage with the speakers, presentations, and live events! In fact, entries are being awarded right now in the Faith Deconstruction Cafe Facebook group. Come on in and join the fun!
All Access Pass
After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the All-Access Pass. That means you'll get lifetime access to presentations, a podcast version you can listen to on the go, and thousands of dollars in bonus offers from our speakers. You won't want to miss it!
I am dedicated to helping you untangle your faith from toxic religion and making the process as easy as possible. To help, you’ll hear about my Deconstructing Your Faith Course here and there throughout the event.
On the final day, TWO lucky (and engaged) attendees will be selected to win a full scholarship to the course and get access to the workshops, community, and live coaching sessions to make untangling from toxic religion so much easier! Stay tuned for details and your chance to apply!
At the Deconstructing Faith Summit, your messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community, are truly welcome.
This event was created specifically to support you as you deconstruct your faith. This isn't a general Christian conference where you’re going to get the same old sermon illustrations from the same old white pastors who went to the same seminary.
Every single speaker was chosen for their ability to bring wisdom, experience, and an honest perspective you’re not likely to see anywhere else. Each session will hold space for you to grieve, rage, and feel all the feels. The goal of The Deconstructing Faith Summit is to create a safe and inclusive space for us to talk about faith.
What you’re not going to find in this summit are meaningless platitudes and quippy Bible quotes pulled out of context.
The Deconstructing Faith Summit is tailored specifically for people who are tired of #churchhurt being the norm. Together we will roll our sleeves up and get really honest about what we know to be true about God and ourselves.
Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the Deconstructing Faith Summit.
The Legacy of White Allyship in the Church
Sacred Threads: Weaving a Life Full of Joy and Community
Father Nathan Monk
Give a Damn with Father Nathan
Mary Katherine Backstrom
Embrace Your Holy Hot Mess
Healing Personal and Collective Trauma by Reclaiming Right Relationship With Your Body
Spiritual Identity Disruption: When learned faith and lived reality collide.
Thinking Patterns That Sabotage Your Deconstruction and What to Do About Them.
Angela J Herrington
Deconstructing Faith 101: What It Is, What It Isn't
Embracing Liberating Paradigms
Queering Divinity: "Queer" and "God" as Verbs!
"Biblical" Gender Roles Contribute to the Abuse and Exploitation of Women
You are a Whole Sacrament: Ordinary Blessings and Sacred Elements
When in Doubt, Throw it Out
Sticking Together When You're Taking It All Apart!
Faith Deconstruction Through Paul's Eyes
Who Am I Now and Where Do I FIt?
Imposter Freedom & Faith
Wandering the Wilderness Without a Map
Also Your Daughters
You Can Sit With Me
Getting Honest About The Power of Lament
As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this event.
IT’S TIME TO…
- Surround yourself with other people who are challenging old beliefs.
- Recover from #churchhurt and toxic church culture.
- Find out who God really is, was, and always will be.
- Get honest answers about the Bible and the church.
- Learn from people who have been where you are now.
- Feel welcome and safe just as you are.
Join us for the Deconstructing Faith Summit today!
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The Deconstructing Faith Summit is an inclusive community where you, and all of your messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community, are truly welcome. Register now and treat yourself to a week of learning from and connecting with the deconstructing community so that you can fall back in love with your faith.